The Crucible

the relevance and effectiveness of the tittle "the crucible" as a metaphor for the situation depicted in the play.


crucible :

a vessel, usually of earthenware. made to endure great heat, used for fusing materials. pure/base of metals.

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the crucible(as in the vessel) represents Salem, itself; the piece of metal inside or whatever is being melted inside represents the people of Salem; the fire underneath the crucible represents the hysteria in the town; the pressure inside the crucible from the heat of the fire(hysteria) represents that accusations and the court

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